Show simple item record Seloilwe, E.S. Thupayagale-Tshweneagae, G. 2011-05-31T13:42:24Z 2011-05-31T13:42:24Z 2007-01-01
dc.identifier.citation Seloilwe, E.S. & Thupayagale-Tshweneagae, G. (2007) Community mental health care in Botswana: approaches and opportunities, International Nursing Review, Vol. 54, pp. 173-178 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0020-8132 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1466-7657 (online)
dc.description.abstract Aim: The purpose of this article is to provide an insight into the developmental trends in community mental health care in Botswana. Different approaches are discussed and the opportunities that have emanated from them. Background: Care of the mentally ill in Botswana is provided at different levels of coverage and sophistication. There is a single mental hospital in the country. Attached to the district hospitals are psychiatric outpatient clinics run by psychiatric nurses and a psychiatrist who visits them on monthly basis. Mental health care in Botswana has gone through a paradigm shift, from the prepenal years, penal years and institutional to community based care, which reflects a philosophy of citizen involvement and collaboration. Conclusion: Several approaches have been utilized in the development of community mental health care. However, difficulties and challenges still exist in the provision of community mental health care. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Council of Nurses. en_US
dc.subject Approaches and opportunities en_US
dc.subject Botswana en_US
dc.subject Community care en_US
dc.subject Mental health services en_US
dc.title Community mental health care in Botswana: approaches and opportunities en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US en_US

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